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Rainbow's Skyline by Berlioz-II Rainbow's Skyline by Berlioz-II
This is a little project I started recently with the objective of pairing each of the Mane 6 from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic with a car suitable to their personality. Why do this? Just felt like a fun idea to couple MLP with my car drawings, and get to do a little fan art while I'm at it. I've got the lineart already done for them all, but the colouring is taking longer than anticipated, so I'm posting these as they are finished.

First off, for Rainbow Dash I had two options: a 1960s muscle car alike a '68 Dodge Charger or a '67-69 Mustang, or then one of those souped-up Japanese rides you see in movies like The Fast and the Furious. I went with the latter since I felt the youthful spirit combined with the need for speed that encompasses RD's personality was better realised with a Japanese sports car. And though this is admittedly somewhat of an older stock, being a 1991 model Skyline GT-R, I've always liked this Nissan model and felt it has aged rather well keeping in mind current car designs to not feel ridiculously dated. Besides, its got a fitting name too. I'm not too sure of adding anything in the background with the others unless needed, but this just cried out for something to balance out the emptiness on top.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (c) Hasbro

Others in the series:
Twilight Sparkle: [link]
Rarity: [link]
Pinkie Pie: [link]
Applejack: [link]
Fluttershy: [link]
Celestia & Luna: [link]
Princess Twilight: [link]
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totallynotabronyFIM Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
Based on license plate shape, side lights, and the Nissan badge on the hood, I guess this is an Australian Skyline?
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Berlioz-II Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016
Doing some quick Google image research, you know I believe you are probably right about that.
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BronyNo786 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made a wallpaper with this car too! I love the skyline GTR so much! great job on this! view mine here.
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Berlioz-II Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
Thanks a lot! It is a very nice car. Also your Dash design is pretty good. Hope one day you may be able to execute it too.
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NSDrift Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Student Artist
great one, instant favourite..
RD with Skyline GT-Rs are the best for daily, period.
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RaceWings Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
A Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 amd Rainbow Dash! Cool!
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DarkEnergon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Not Bad :D, Different bronies for different choices, I drew a '07 Ford Mustang for RD.
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Berlioz-II Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Indeed. The funniest bit is when you have many others then coming to you and telling how "you should have chosen car [X] that I like instead of this POS", acting as if you have somehow made the wrong choice and they by default have got it somehow "right"… the absurdity of such claims being doubly funny when you consider that Equestria doesn’t even have car technology to begin with! People sure can be silly fillies… :D
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RainbowDashWRXSTI Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
You should of did a 05 WRX STI I'm actually making a Rainbow Dash one in real life.
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Berlioz-II Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
I had to Google that... So it's an Impreza. Can't say that ever even crossed my mind, but one Jap car is just about the same as any other Jap car to me. But yeah, that'd likely be just as good a fit than what I went with. Certainly more appropriate than a freakin' Dodge Viper! :roll:
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RainbowDashWRXSTI Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
WRX STIs are not the same as any other Japanese car. They are built strong and they have a lot of power from the factory just watch a cupel of videos of them driving in the snow, you'll get a good idea and If you have a chance to drive or ride in one you should take it.I would also like to add that the main color of these cars is called world rally blue witch more closely resembles Rainbow Dash.
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SamBlob Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
O.K., I was thinking two other cars before I got here. One has been done before (Pontiac Trans Am SE, a.k.a. the Bandit car), the other, probably influenced by Rarity's Delage, was a BMW 328 sports car from just before WWII.

The Ariel Atom also comes to mind...
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Berlioz-II Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Yeah, I was figuring an American muscle/sports car or something too, but ultimately went in a different direction for a platform I'm sure RD would be more at home tuning up. I mean, just look at the way that Trans Am swerves around in that movie instead of clinging tightly to the corners and you've got a sled on your hands. And the BMW sure is a beauty, but again maybe a little too old for a modern gal like Dash.

Ariel Atom... ugh, that's not even a car, but a really fast shopping cart.
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SamBlob Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Yes, the Trans Am is rather more interesting in Smokey and the Bandit than in real life. And yes, the 328 might be a bit outdated, and the M1 might appeal to Twilight more than to Dash.

However, with the Atom, the emphasis is on *really fast*. I think Dash would actually prefer an Atom to a GT-R, because there is absolutely nothing on an Atom that is not there to make it go faster.
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Berlioz-II Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Yeah, I can see the Atom being a really good alternative for the ultimate speed monster... I just don't like how it looks, I guess. ^^; But yeah, I can see your point, certainly.
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flippedoutkyrii Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think this was a nice choice, suits Dashie's need for speed and slick moves.

A muscle car is nice (They are actually my favorite type of cars), but I think it's overused for RD's sake ^^
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Chevrolet-Evilimpala Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:icony-u-noplz: :iconsays3plz: Y U NO DODGE VIPER
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Berlioz-II Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Viper's a fine car in terms of brute power, but as a RWD American super sport car is also likely a bit of a rock to manoeuvre in tight corners. I don't think RD could ever get fully behind that over something both fast and tightly workable through hairpin turns.

That's just general assumption having never driven either car, though. :shrug:
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Dyani-Yahto Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love your drawing style. You may need to send your Fanarts a group dedicated to MLP. Anyway, it goes directly in my favorites!
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Berlioz-II Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Thanks. :)

And yeah, I'll have to look into the group thing after all six are done and posted. Still, thanx for the fave. :D
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